// Jose Calderon

The Atlantic, Week 9: Evan Turner and Celtics Roster Continuity Trending Up

We’re in the home stretch of the NBA season, and Sports of Boston is on top of all the recent news and notes in “The Atlantic”. Will continuity help the Celtics? Is Evan Turner a budding star? Who will be on the Nets’ billboards this summer in Brooklyn? The playoffs are just weeks away for […]

The Atlantic, Week 8: The Trade Deadline Approaches

Welcome to a special NBA trade deadline edition of “The Atlantic!” Let’s “trend up” and “trend down” the latest rumors. Will the Big Three be broken up? Can Philly land a superstar to put next to Andre Iguodala? Will the Nets trade Deron Williams? The trade deadline is a week away: what are the teams […]

The Atlantic, Week 7: Knicks’ Ticket Prices and Avery Bradley

In “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston “trends up” and “trends down” the news and notes from the NBA’s grittiest division. How healthy are the Celtics? Can the Sixers fend off the surging Knicks? Are the Raptors tanking? Can the Nets’ swagger keep Deron Williams from fleeing in free-agency? The mysteries of  the Atlantic will be […]

The Atlantic, Week 6: Rondo, Lin and the Nets’ Trainers

We’re nearly halfway through the season in ‘The Atlantic’, Sports of Boston’s weekly ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ of the news from the NBA’s Atlantic division. Can Rajon Rondo‘s hot play get the Celtics offense back on track? Do the 76ers have one of the worst starting backcourts in the NBA? What does Brook Lopez‘s return […]

The Atlantic, Week 5: Paul Pierce and a Recent Harvard Grad Trending Up

Prepare for yet another installment of “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston’s weekly look at who’s ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ in the NBA’s Atlantic Division! Paul Pierce is the hottest player in the Atlantic division, but do the Knicks have a new star? And are the Sixers on the brink of being considered a contender? […]

The Atlantic, Week 1

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a new weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The New York metropolitan area has the stars it wanted. The Boston Celtics look to make one more run at an NBA title. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors hope to […]

Shaq, Garnett Star as Celtics Beat Raptors in Rondo’s Return

The last time the Raptors and Celtics hit the court, Rajon Rondo did not play with a hamstring injury, and the Celtics lost 102-101, thanks to some shoddy officiating. They were left with a bad taste in their mouth, and as a result they haven’t lost since, soundly beating both the Hawks and Nets until […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 15

Every Monday, I will report on the events of the past week of fantasy basketball. I will go over each position and what particular player that week stood out from all the rest. As always, I will start off with this week’s notable injuries to report on. Injuries Chauncey Billups (PG), Denver Nuggets Billups suffered […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 5

Man, I had some bad matchups in some of my leagues last week. They were almost as bad as Tiger Woods’ driving…BA-ZING!!!! No, seriously though, they weren’t too bad, I just needed an excuse to make a Tiger woods joke. I hope you enjoyed it. Hey, he wasn’t injured, therefore it is OK to make […]

Celtics End Losing Streak with Win in Toronto

A nearly flawless Ray Allen scored a season-high 36 points, including a NBA season-high eight 3-pointers, and the Boston Celtics withstood a late Toronto rally to beat the Raptors 94-88 on Sunday afternoon. They snapped a four-game losing streak with the win. Allen shot 11-14 from the field and 8-10 from 3-point land in the […]

Gasol, Spanish Basketball Team Pose for Offensive Photo

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll take a look at that offensive Spanish photo that has Chinese fans at the Olympics in an uproar. Also, who has the No. 1 selling jersey in China? Would Kobe Bryant actually consider playing in Italy? And…How’s team USA doing in Beijing? 1. Pau Gasol and the […]

Raptors for Three!

In a high-scoring, competitive game, the Celtics came up short on the defensive side of the ball in a 114-112 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Toronto shot an astounding 15-21 from 3-point range and 19-19 (100%!!!) from the FT line. They needed every shot they got in winning by 2 points. Jose Calderon led the […]